Konstantin Kruchinin

Konstantin Kruchinin was born in Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinsky, Russia in June 1988. After finishing school he entered Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) where he was conferred a Master’s degree in February 2011.  Following graduation he was appointed as a part-time engineer in the Applied Physics Department.

In 2009 Konstantin undertook an internship attheJoint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia where he participated in ALICE experiment (CERN, Switzerland).  His activity was devoted to the analysis the detector effects by extracting information on gluon structure functions from the data obtained through the modelling of the processes of heavy quarkoniums (s.a. J/psi) production in proton-proton collisions at the LHC with the centre of mass energy of 14 TeV.  Konstantin developed an algorithm for calculating amendments for the data analysis using the software packages of the ALICE experiment.

Afterwards Konstantin was interested in diffraction radiation and its possible applications for beam diagnostic in modern accelerators.  He developed and analysed the model for generation of diffraction radiation by a charged particle moving near a rectangular screen with finite sizes and finite permittivity.  The result of this research was represented in his Master’s thesis.

At present Konstantin is a Marie Curie Fellow supported by oPAC project and enrolled as a PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research will focus on development of an advanced diagnostic techniques based on laser wire for future H- accelerators to be used for fundamental and applied research.




Laser-wire beam profile monitor for measuring the transverse beam profile of an H-beam